Strategic Planning Events Calendar

Thank you to our community members and employees who have attended the community engagement events to date.  Your continued support of Everett Community College is appreciated. Additional events will be planned for the 2014-15 academic year.

Completed Events:

April 29, 2014 
Innovation and Leadership in Education: Changing Individual Lives and Growing Dynamic Communities
Location: Tulalip Resort & Casino
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Together, we will explore thoughts and ideas about education as a source of leadership and innovation, the significance of the impact it has on individual lives and on the building and shaping of our community. The ideas we gather from you at this event will be valuable in assisting the college in implementing our Strategic Priority of Innovation and Leadership and helping us better understand the needs and expectations of our community, students, and employees.

November 5, 2013 
 Valuing Difference: Inclusion and Equity in Education
Location: EvCC Henry M. Jackson Conference Center
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Please join us at Everett Community College for a very important interactive community conversation, Valuing Difference: Inclusion and Equity in Education. In partnership with Everett Public Schools and Marysville School District, we will explore the opportunities for improving student success for all by including marginalized populations at every level, valuing each person's unique experience and contributions, and preparing all students to engage as citizens in a world without boundaries. The input we receive at this event will be valuable in assisting the college in implementing our Strategic Priority of Cultural Pluralism and Global Readiness. This Strategic Priority was developed with the input of the community at two previous events, one held in February of 2012 about Serving Diverse Student and Community Populations, as well as the two-day Visioning Event in April 2012.

May 10, 2013
How Higher Education Can Drive Economic Development
Location: EvCC Henry M. Jackson Conference Center
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Everett Community College is inviting the public to participate in a discussion about how higher education can serve as a catalyst to drive economic vitality in Snohomish County. The keynote speaker is Walla Walla Community College President Steve VanAusdle, who will talk about higher education's role in improving the economic climate and his experience helping drive economic growth and vitality in Walla Walla’s wine and water management industries. A panel of business leaders will offer local context to his comments by discussing the importance of education-business partnerships and the future outlook for growth in Snohomish County. Participants will be asked to identify and discuss what Snohomish County's community colleges and four-year partners can do to help drive economic vitality here.

January 24, 2013
Improving Educational Pathways - a next step in implementing EvCC's new strategic plan
Location: EvCC Henry M. Jackson Conference Center
Time:  5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The next step in the planning process will be an event called Improving Educational Pathways.  Together we’ll explore how best to support student transitions between high school, college, and career. We seek your thoughts and perspective on the challenges students encounter along their educational pathways and your ideas on how to move toward a more seamless alignment of educational systems. A student panel will discuss keys to success and advice for future students to help navigate to their goals. Also, participants will be asked to provide input into what would be successful ways to create and support seamless educational pathways for students.

April 20 & 21, 2012
Location: Everett Community College Fitness Center 
Visioning Event 
Friday, April 20, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 21, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

During this important two-day meeting, representatives of the entire EvCC community, both inside the College and external to it, will work together to help create a joint vision for the future of the College. This vision, along with the input from the community engagement events, will guide the EvCC Strategic Plan. Information will be shared from the four community engagement events, the environmental scanning task force, and our planning council comprised of internal and external stakeholders. You will work alongside other community members and college employees to create EvCC's vision for the next 3-5 years.  

March 15, 2012 
Location: Port of Everett Waterfront Center
Event #4: Enhancing Community Partnerships and Relationships
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Few organizations can reach their full potential operating independently of their community.  Partnerships enhance outcomes for all involved.  How could community colleges and their constituents build stronger relationships to support their missions and desired outcomes?  How do EvCC, the local community, and employers work together more effectively to address our mutual needs? Community members are invited to share their ideas about developing and supporting community partnerships for education.

March 13, 2012
Event #3: Defining Student Success in Community Colleges
Location: Monroe High School Commons
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m

Traditional definitions of student success were developed with four-year educational institutions in mind, and do not necessarily reflect the mission and purpose of community colleges in today’s environment. What could student success look like in community colleges, particularly EvCC, in the future?  Community members are invited to share their ideas and perspectives on the changing definition of student success and its implications for education and employment.

February 9, 2012
Event #2: Serving a Diverse Student and Community Population
Location: Tulalip Resort conference area
Time:  5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The world has become smaller through globalization and our local environment has become more diverse.  How will we continue to understand and support increasing underrepresented populations at Everett Community College?  What can our college and community do together to better engage and support a diverse student and community population?  Community members are invited to share their thoughts and ideas about supporting underrepresented populations in higher education.

February 8, 2012
Event #1: Shaping the Future:  Changing Roles for Community Colleges
Location: Everett Community College main campus
Time:  5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Community colleges today are faced with major change in their local and global environments and must make proactive strategic choices about the roles they will take on and the needs they will serve.  Community members are invited to share their thoughts and ideas about these choices and their implications for Everett Community College through a structured process for discussion and feedback.